Bacon PB&J Burger

Bacon PB&J Burger | Sauce + Style

Bacon PB&J Burger... You might think I'm crazy for sharing this recipe with you but trust me, it's INSANE in all the best ways. Seriously, this burger is downright EPIC.

Bacon PB&J Burger | Sauce + Style

You start with a thick, delicious, meaty burger, and then you melt some peanut butter and cheese on top. The peanut butter gets all gooey and mixed up with the cheddar cheese for an added rich nuttiness. Then that grape jelly comes in and you're right back to your childhood and those crustless PB&J sandwiches you loved so much. Of course, this is a grown-up, meatier version that totally kicks that measly childhood fav in the butt. Top it all off with our famous Applewood Smoked Maple Bacon and BOOM. Summer's burger is here.

Bacon PB&J Burger | Sauce + Style

And it's a gooey and glorious mess of meaty perfection.

Bacon PB&J Burger | Sauce + Style

Bacon PB&J Burger | Sauce + Style

INSTRUCTIONS: Add the ground beef, spices and flour to a large bowl. Mix the meat together, using your hands is best here, until the spices are incorporated throughout. Form 2 thick patties and place on a hot grill, grill pan or cast iron pan to cook. Cook for approximately 4 minutes on each side over medium-high heat to reach medium temperature. During the last minute of cooking, add 2 Tbsp of peanut butter to the top of each burger. Press a slice of cheddar cheese on top and cover with a metal bowl, or tent with aluminum foil, to help the cheese melt. Once the cheese is melted, remove from heat.

Bacon PB&J Burger | Sauce + Style

Slather the top buns with 2 Tbsp of grape jelly each. Place the burgers on top of the bottom half of the buns, followed by 2 slices of bacon each, and then top with the other halves of the buns. Get ready to get messy!   SHOP THIS POST Pig of the Month Applewood Smoked Maple Bacon Recipe & Photos by Meghan Bassett